Author Archives: apthomas

About apthomas

I love books, reading, writing, baking, chocolate, painting, sewing, people and fairtrade - not necessarily in that order. I am a lazy gardener - who loves the garden, and a lazy housewife who likes the place to be warm and welcoming. I live in beautiful Somerset - but have had to leave the countryside at a little distance, having moved into town.

A wonderful walk

A beautiful spring day – so the perfect time to walk the Taunton to Bridgwater canal towpath. Lovely reflections in the water, bridges, locks, wildlife, ice-cream, picnic – what’s not to like? A pair of swans with a nest – … Continue reading

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Hello 2019

It’s six months since I found a moment to visit this blog – well, I never promised to be a frequent blogger! 2018 saw a number of changes in my life – including a change of address (and all that … Continue reading

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Mirrors and sleight of hand

Magicians have long used tricks and misdirection to hoodwink their audience. We need to be aware of similar tricks in the political world. The drama unfolding in the USA is a classic example of a cynical exercise in misdirection – … Continue reading

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The line in the sand

I don’t usually use this blog to air political matters, but this morning I woke to something which I regard as the ‘line in the sand’. The early news carried film of Mexican children, wrapped in survival blankets, lying in … Continue reading

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The speed of Spring

I can’t remember a spring which has ‘sprung’ with such speed and energy as this year’s – I have been out and about with my camera, trying to capture the subtle, lovely changes. These track a period of about 10 … Continue reading

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Fickle

The weather in the UK has been about as fickle as I can remember. From spring flowers – to arctic blast – back to spring (slightly battered) flowers. I can remember the big freeze of ’62/’63 – the year in … Continue reading

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Shame

Oh dear! I can’t believe it is so long since my last visit to this site – my only excuse is that I have been fairly diligent in writing on my other wordpress site (honeypotbooks) and I have been both … Continue reading

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